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3.23  ·  Rating details ·  149 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Catherine isn't sure who she is. The hardworking student? The dutiful daughter? Or someone else entirely? Catherine, Cat, Cath - which is the real person? A gripping study of teenage pressure and identity.
224 pages
Published (first published August 1st 2009)
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Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
good book, like the beginning of it the best
Ellie M
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: YA, teens
I have to admit that I don't tend to read YA books. When I was a teen 20 years ago I'm not sure this genre was as big as it is now. Yeh we had Judy Blume or Sweet Valley High but it seemed there were less YA books than there are now...praps it's just me? Anyway, I digress - I don't tend to read YA because I sort of feel I have "been there, done that" and now it's time to move on. But, out of curiosity and giving things a go I decided I'd take a look at my local library.

I picked a couple of YA b
Lili Kathey
Apr 12, 2013 rated it liked it
This book described the part of teenage life I'm not living. I think I know a few people at this stage in their lives--as most of my classmates are around 17 now, and a few drink often. I'm not that type of teenager, but I could relate to the beginning, when Cat was just... 'incapable' of doing school work. And failing exams! That part related to me incredibly.

I know that loads of teenagers just go from one party to another, get boyfriends, experience. I'm not that kind of teenager, though this
Sep 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
I wasn’t too sure about this book, as it did seem fairly geared at a younger reader. I think if I’d have read it around age 16 I’d have enjoyed it a lot more.

But the book itself was well written, the characters believable & the turns in the plot kept the pace of the story well. It didn’t seem pretentious, or as if written by someone out of touch with young people. But at the same time it wasn’t anything ground breaking. A good book for other teenagers who are going through the same pressures
Louise Jones
Feb 25, 2015 rated it liked it
i nam well out of this age group but well remember the stresses of being this age . I thought it was a times well written and at other times seemed a bit rushed and could have progressed a lot further with certain storylines the bisexual bit and not know really what u wanted !!
I liked the bit abt her drinking and no one knew wot she up to think sherry Ashworth captured the feelings well but could have gone alot deeper but maybe it shone because it was relatively short and would have got fed up
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
I can't say I had any expectations before picking up Disconnected, and in all honesty, I only decided to read it because it's a thin book and I didn't want to miss another review. Do you know what though? I really enjoyed it. I think having no expectations really helped to boost how much I liked the book.

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Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Loved this book when I was younger!
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
It was alright, there wasn't really a climax. It's probably not worth reading.
Jan 24, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is always the book I seem to come back too. I swapped it at the start of secondary school in a free book swap in my class and I've read it so many times. It sits on my shelf unread for months and it's all worn and ripped. The beginning is fantastic, looses its way in the middle then regains at the end. Really great read.
Debbie Lilley
Apr 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Series of letters wrote from a teenage girl to various people in her life and at different stages. Normally struggle with this type of book where it jumps from one to another But think due to it being written from one point of view to different people I found it easier to follow
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“It's naive to think that anyone is just one person, that there's a real you. What is real? You can only exist in one moment, and then that moment is gone. And there's a new moment, a new you. And you can't even say you're the sum of all your parts, because you can never be all your parts at once.” 4 likes
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